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BP's Plan to Capture More Leaking Oil

BP's Plan to Capture More Leaking Oil

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BP’s plan to capture more leaking oil

How BP says it will increase its capacity to capture oil leaking from the blownout well to meet or exceed the estimated flow rate from the well of 35,000-60,0000 barrels a day: Range
Minimum Maximum
One barrel equals 42 gallons

How capacity will increase
Collection vessel
Capturing system

Cumulative capacity as vessels are put in operation

Early June
• Discover Enterprise
LMRP cap

Mid-June
• Discover Enterprise • Q4000
BOP line from failed top kill 20,000-28,000

End of June
• Discover Enterprise • Q4000 • Helix Producer or Toisa Pisces
Floating riser

Mid-July
• Discover Enterprise

• Helix Producer
Floating riser

Vessel cumulative capacity
Barrels per day

15,000-18,000

• Toisa Pisces
Floating riser

• Clear Leader*
BOP line 40,000-53,000
*Q4000 is replaced by the Clear Leader in mid-July

60,000-80,000

Barrels per day

Estimated flow rate of leak

35,000-60,000

© 2010 MCT Source: BP Graphic: Judy Treible, Lee Hulteng

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